Where is our Focus?
While Moses was speaking with the Lord on the top of Mount Sinai, the Israelites created a golden calf which became their god. The people stopped worshipping their heavenly Father, and, for a period of time, they were possessed by an idol cast in the shape of a calf. Aren’t we amazed as to how foolish the people were? Doesn’t it seem absurd that the people worshipped, of all things, a golden calf?
Could we ever be as foolish? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Our idols come in different forms, but they do exist. Anything that separates us from our relationship with Christ takes the form of idol worship. Our golden calves today are often titles, positions, bank accounts, large homes, nice cars, etc. When things become our “life” and our dominant desire, they become our purpose for living, and God is pushed to the side. The Apostle Paul warns us, “For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral, impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater) has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God” (Ephesians 5:5).
As God’s people, we must be careful not to draw our identity and security from our positions or possessions. Our challenge is to surrender all that we are and have to the Lord and ask Him to guide us in using them for His glory.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, help me to fix my eyes on You. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Blessings on your stewardship journey!